Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Nigerian military claims to have found the kidnapped girls but will not rescue them

They seem to have a point by saying trying to rescue them will cause their deaths, but also claims that the military is capable of making the rescue a success.  What will happen now?  I find it less than believable that all the girls have been kept together, and fear they have been sold as slaves/wives to jihadists.  If it turns out they are all together, let the Moussad rescue them.  If anyone can pull it off, it would be them.

From The World Post May 27 by Michelle Faul

Nigeria's Military Knows Location Of Girls Kidnapped By Boko Haram: Defense Official

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military has located nearly 300 school girls abducted by Islamic extremists but fears using force to try to free them could get them killed, the country's chief of defense said Monday.

Air Marshal Alex Badeh told demonstrators supporting the much criticized military that Nigerian troops can save the girls. But he added, "we can't go and kill our girls in the name of trying to get them back."

He spoke to thousands of demonstrators who marched to Defense Ministry headquarters in Abuja, the capital. Many were brought in on buses, indicating it was an organized event.

Asked by reporters where they had found the girls, Badeh refused to elaborate.

"We want our girls back. I can tell you we can do it. Our military can do it. But where they are held, can we go with force?" he asked the crowd.

People roared back, "No!"

"If we go with force what will happen?" Badeh asked.

"They will die," the demonstrators responded.

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